Microsoft Announce Option To Upgrade To Project Scarlett

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Project Scarlett

Microsoft have announced an option for players in the UK and US to upgrade their Xbox One S or X consoles for a Project Scarlett when it launches towards the end of 2020. The catch? You’ll need to buy a new Xbox through the Xbox All Access program, which launches on November 5th/8th for the UK and US respectively.

All Access is a program that offers an Xbox One console bundle with 2 years of Xbox Game Pass for an affordable monthly rate, with players able to purchase an Xbox One S, Xbox One X or an Xbox One S All-Digital Edition, with prices varying depending on the package you’ve chosen. The promotion is being run by GAME and Symth’s in the UK. Only has been confirmed for the US, though more retailers have been promised.

In order to claim your Project Scarlett when it launches next year, you’ll need to have made 18 payments on your All Access program first (though there’s a limited time offer for Xbox One X purchasers to upgrade in just 12 months), before trading in your original console at the retailer you purchased the program from. Also, you need to purchase Project Scarlett with All Access, and “be in good standing with the respective financing partner in their market”. For the UK, that’s Klarna, while the US is covered by Citizens Bank. Lastly, if you purchase an All-Digital Edition, there will be a small upgrade fee.

Microsoft, in a blog post about the announcement, said: “We realize buying a console is an investment and some players are waiting to make the jump to the next generation with Project Scarlett when it launches in Holiday 2020 alongside ‘Halo Infinite’.” It looks like a great way for non-Xbox owners to purchase the console, while guaranteeing a next-gen console should they want one. What are your thoughts? Sound off in the comments.

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